When I was at school I used to be a keen rower (sculling & rowing). I competed in and around the North West with Queens Park High School Rowing Club in both a coxed quad and a double. I later moved from sculling to rowing in an eight with Royals in Chester. When I was at university I took up running and going to the gym in my spare time.
These days I enjoy Mountain Biking and go whenever I get chance. I built and ride a custom build bike which I have cobbled together from a number of performance parts. I generally ride the Coed LLandegla trails when I get time and take my trusty/rusty racer out now and again.
I have recently taken up Sailing, something which I have been meaning to do for years. I did my RYA level 2 dinghy course at Bala Lake in September 2009 and then a few days later bought a Laser 2. The boat saga is, however, on another page on this site (below). It’s an interesting story though if you like sailing (or tinkering with boats).
I am in the middle of writing my own boating website (and have been for 12 months!). The idea is to give people a little more insight into Narrowboats and the canals than I had when I first started out. Myself and my wife had to learn everything from the general operation of the machine to its maintenance and everyday life without any help. My plan is to offer some advice and even some sort of help network so people can find out what does what and what goes where before paying someone at a marina or similar to do it for them. The domain is http://letsboat.co.uk. I have written some content but its largely placeholders for now. Thoughts welcome!
If you want to ask about my hobbies or interests then I will be more than happy to answer any questions you might have. Just leave a comment below.